Jose Urena of the Chicago White Sox will attempt to shut down Max Kepler and the Minnesota Twins in their upcoming game on Thursday. The game is scheduled for 7:40 PM ET and can be streamed on Fubo. Urena, with a record of 0-5, will make his seventh start of the season.
The White Sox and their lineup have struggled offensively this season. They rank 20th in Major League Baseball with 157 home runs and have a team slugging percentage of just .388, placing them 26th in the league. Their batting average of .240 also ranks 22nd.
Chicago has scored 601 runs this season, which is the 25th-most in the majors, averaging 4.1 runs per game. However, their on-base percentage of .294 is the lowest in the league.
As a pitching staff, the White Sox have a strikeout rate of 9.4 batters per nine innings, second-best in MLB. However, their team ERA of 4.93 ranks 26th, and they have a 1.422 WHIP, which is the fifth-worst in the majors.
Urena has yet to earn a quality start in six outings this season. In his last appearance against the Detroit Tigers, he pitched four innings and allowed one earned run. Throughout the season, he has struggled to go deep into games, averaging just 3.7 innings per outing. He has yet to complete a game without allowing an earned run.
In their previous games against the Tigers and the Royals, the White Sox had mixed results, splitting the wins and losses. They will be looking to improve their performance against the Twins.
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